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Address: 923 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303-278-3557
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Description: Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location...
Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest single-site brewery on Earth—Golden, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind city. Explore the colorful past of this unique community at the Golden History Center. Begin your Golden adventure by exploring our dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing collections. Get up close with the gruesome tools from one of the city’s first dentists, marvel at the beauty of the Coors porcelain collection, and listen to music played on one of the finest instrument collections on the Front Range.
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History is Alive at Golden's History Center

Stop by and learn more about the territorial Capitol of Colorado in Golden. Golden lost by only one vote on becoming the state Capitol of Colorado. The History Center has the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stop by and learn more about the territorial Capitol of Colorado in Golden. Golden lost by only one vote on becoming the state Capitol of Colorado. The History Center has the museum located near Clear Creek in downtown Golden. It has special shows and historic exhibits. The Astor House (one of the oldest stone buildings in Golden) and the Clear... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There were so many exhibits. Each room had different themes and it was very interesting. Easy to get up close to the exhibits.

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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you want to experience some of Golden's History, this is the place to visit along with the Astor House & Clear Creek History Park. Basically you tour the places on your own. The Astor House would be better if they had a tour to explain their displays. The History Park needs more signage about the buildings.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Enjoyed my visit although it's not big. Particularly liked the Coors advertisement signs and all the Coors memorabilia. The old pianos were interesting too. Gift shop could be better, not terribly inspiring.

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Westerville, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a small but nice history center. Well worth the $3 admission charge. There are several video documentarys airing the center - including one of the the development of the alumimun beer can by Coors. Allow 30-60 minutes to see the exhibits.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A 30 minute drive from Downtown Denver - the historic capital of Colorado & has to be on everyone's bucket list. It may be small but it is beautiful - calm & relaxing. Visit on the day of the farmers market which just adds to the outdoor experience.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good introduction to life in Golden before and now. Nice staff and interesting artifacts related to innovation in the Golden area

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Just $3 to go in, it was a bargain. Very carefully thought out museum with some lovely exhibits. Very friendly lady at reception who explained everything and kept the gift shop open a little longer for me in case I wanted to buy anything. Will take about an hour to go round, very well maintained and a delight to pop... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It doesn't take much time or money to see this at your own pace and you get a souvenir included in the price that you get to watch be made. It was interesting to learn all the things that were invented in Golden. Good spot to stop by if you are new to Golden or thinking of moving there –... More 

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western colorado
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We made a point of coming here to see an orange velvet piano (really!) and were pleasantly surprised by the rest of the place. It is a well thought out small museum with excellent displays. Highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Golden History Center

Address: Address: 923 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303-278-3557
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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